I feel I’m lucky to work in an industry that has allowed me to travel extensively and I've made full use of it! I've lived in Hong Kong, trekked the Inca Trail in Peru, lounged on the beach in Mauritius, tasted the freshest sushi in Tokyo and partied the night away in Rio at the Carnival.
With many years experience in the Luxury, Leisure and Business Travel sectors, I’ve developed an unparalleled knowledge of some of the top resorts and hotels throughout the world, as well as the best airlines to get there!
As a Travel Counsellor I’m available at a time and place that suits you and that doesn’t revolve around normal business hours. I can tailor-make your very own bespoke holiday to whichever part of the world you’re interested in, so please don’t hesitate to get in contact by phone or e-mail.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Adrian Moore
Co.Down, 17 August 2018
My wife and I have just returned from our 44th Wedding Anniversary trip to Dubai and Sri Lanka. Simon planned the whole trip for us and changed various parts of his original itinerary to suit us.The trip was seamless from day 1 to day 17. He even arranged for upgrades in 2 hotels and an anniversary chocolate cake,fruit and card as a surprise gift in the Movenpick,Colombo. We have got to know Simon well over the years. He has arranged holidays for us to Vietnam and Cambodia and to the East coast of the USA all going without a hitch. We may go to South America in 2019 or 2020 and there is only one man that will organise the trip for us. Of course it’s Simon. I can, without reservation, recommend him to you knowing he will give you a first class service.
Sent in by Conor Murtagh
Dublin , 30 October 2017
Excellent knowledgeable service from Simon. He invested the time to get the break we wanted at a price that worked. I really appreciated his genuine interest in putting together a great break for myself and my wife. 5 stars.
Sent in by Nick Hughes
Dublin, 03 October 2017
I've been using Simon's services for a good while now. He has organized business and economy travel for me and members of my family. This has involved unaccompanied minor arrangements, changes to itineraries and multi city trips. All have been delivered as requested and at keen prices and with great friendly service. Thank you, Simon, and here's to the next trip!!
Sent in by Aoife Conway
Castleknock, 02 October 2017
We booked our honeymoon with Simon and found him to be very helpful and accommodating. As it's our honeymoon, we are very particular in what we want to do and places we want to stay; regardless of the amount of changes we made Simon was always patient and understanding. He was easily contactable always even when he was away on holidays. He made the process so easy and I would highly recommend him!
Sent in by Simon Coate
Dalkey, Co Dublin, 01 September 2017
We have dealt with Simon Armstrong for several years - this is the first time with Simon as a Travel Counsellor. He has always been very helpful (and patient!) and has made some excellent recommendations. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon and Travel Counsellors to others.
Sent in by Jan Grimsley
Waterlooville, 08 April 2017
I would thoroughly recommend Simon for all your travel needs. He is very professional, helpful, friendly and very accommodating to all my travel requests. His wealth of knowledge of the travel business is second to none, he has travelled extensively so was able to give first hand advice. I chose Simon as he was recommended to me for a trip we were planning for my birthday, I was so impressed that I booked a further holiday later in the year, and also flights for a family members birthday. Thank you again looking forward to our next 2 holidays and dealing with you again for next years holidays.
Sent in by Stephen Daly
Dublin 12, 15 February 2017
Simon, as always your help and willingness to go above and beyond what would be expected of a travel partner is appreciated. This is our 5th holiday that we have booked through you and yet again you've come up trumps for us. Thanks for all of your help. Stephen
Sent in by Teresa McInerney
Dublin 4, 21 January 2017
Will be spreading the good news - personalised travel help from a gent.
Sent in by Gavin Giles
Dublin 7, 20 January 2017
Simon provided possibly the most professional and personal service I have ever experienced.
Sent in by Janet Grimsley
Hampshire Uk, 31 December 2016
I would recommend Simon Armstrong in a heartbeat - he arranged one holiday for us and we were so impressed with his professionalism and prompt service even on a weekend or evening nothing was to much trouble that we booked a second holiday through him even when he did a great itinerary for us for our second holiday we asked to change our destination he happily did an alternative within a couple of hours which in the end suited us better so a big thank you to Simon, we will be booking with you again. This is also our first dealings with Travel Counsellors and so far have been very impressed better service than any of the high street travel agents as it makes you feel like a person not just another customer!
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08 September 2016
My first trip after starting my career in travel was to Peru. Somewhere I’d always wanted to go so I booked as part of a group, which I found was a great way to see as much as I could of a country in a relatively short space of time. As an independent traveller it is also a great way to meet new people. I arrived, as most people do, in Lima and my hotel close to the Plaza De Armas, which houses the Cathedral, Municipal Palace and Presidential Palace, where the changing of the guard can be seen at noon...
08 September 2016
Arriving into Ho Chi Minh City from the airport is not for the faint hearted! You really feel that you’ve been thrown in at the deep end with the sea of mopeds heading down the street (7.43 million at last count!) and the sheer noise of the place. We arrived at the hotel as part of our Luxury Bespoke Tour and settled in for the night as we had big plans for the day after. We started off the following day, meeting our tour guide Dinh who took us out in his cyclo (probably the best way to describe it is...